Rectangular, in a gilt-metal mount and gesso frame, 14.3cm.
The Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th Century, is shown wearing the red collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: ‘3 enamel portraits, viz. Lady Mary Cecil, Miss Scott, The Right Honourable Lord St Helens, H. P. Bone, F. M. Arthur Duke of Wellington, H. P. Bone.’
Henry Pierce Bone trained with his father, the noted enamel painter Henry Bone (1755-1834).
He later worked for some years in oils, but reverted to enamels and became enamel painter to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.